ECC timeline updates and planning for 2022

We’ve been doing a whole lot of assessing and organizing during the last couple months to verify we’re delivering on our mission: constructing and supporting Zcash to drive higher freedom and alternative for everybody. Last month, we wrote about our transition from an engineering-led to a market-led product technique. We’ve weighed in on the proof of stake dialog, and kicked off a research to assist Zcash Shielded Assets.

And we’re planning for an enormous January launch of the Halo Arc product suite, together with the NU5-compatible Zcashd, an up to date ECC Reference Wallet, up to date cellular pockets SDKs, and options that may allow Zcash to be Shielded by Default. 

Although we initially hoped to launch Halo Arc this fall, we’ve allotted further time for our third-party implementation audit cycle which is scheduled to finish subsequent week. We additionally found some methods to facilitate higher interoperability between Zcash and initiatives which are planning to make use of Poseidon, so we’re engaged on adjusting our implementation. 

The up to date timeline displays our dedication to the protection and high quality of the improve and releases. It permits us to include audit findings, it permits us to bolster the group the place wanted, and it ensures we’re not attempting to push a number of new releases in the course of the holidays.

It additionally offers us a little bit of time to ramp up on adoption efforts. First, we’d like to verify wallets and exchanges are prepared for Halo Arc. Shielded by Default requires it. And we’re being tight-lipped in the mean time, however we’ve got some thrilling campaigns within the works, partnering with among the most fascinating and progressive groups within the area to broaden attain and get new customers onboarded on Zcash. We can’t wait to point out you all.

There might be further bulletins over the approaching weeks. Stay tuned (and also you’ll need to be sure to put this Messari occasion in your calendar).

We’re assured this schedule adjustment will permit sufficient time for a secure deployment of NU5 and loads of time to work with our companions to make sure they’re prepared on the time of activation. We’re extremely enthusiastic about NU5 and what it means for the way forward for Zcash and look ahead to a profitable improve!

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